West End theatres dimmed their lights for two minutes on Monday evening (29 November) in memory of theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Renowned as one of musical theatre’s greatest composers, Sondheim died on Friday (26 November) aged 91.
Over a 60 year career, Sondheim won eight Grammys, nine Tonys, an Academy Award and Pultizer Prize. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Chief Executive Julian Bird said the theatre world is a smaller place following Sondheim’s passing.
“His legacy of extraordinary shows and songs will live on for many generations to come - but now, we pay tribute to his outstanding contribution to our theatres and celebrate his talent.”